Hiouchi to Mill Creek Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

Hiouchi to Mill Creek Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent City, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

no dogs

hiking
4 months ago

This is my go to trail in the area and is beautiful. During the off season I seldom see anyone. I've done this one at least 10 times with a half dozen different people. Miles of awesome redwoods with a few viewpoints of the Smith River with 2 places you can walk down to. Near the junction during part of the summer they put up a temporary bridge to Jed Smith campground and the trail gets more use. The trail also goes above and next to Mill Creek. Mill Creek is a major salmon spawning ground and farther up off this trail is closed during spawning season. The actual length of this trail is 10.1 miles per a friend's gps to Howland Hills Rd.